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US aid to Indonesia unharmed by crisis (this is bizarre!)
Foreign Assistance ^ | Fri, July 06 2012 | Bagus BT Saragih

Posted on 12/09/2012 3:41:07 PM PST by mgist

US aid to Indonesia unharmed by crisis (Indnosia is timy and recieved over $205 Million in 2011, which was as much as Afganistan recieved)

Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | World | Fri, July 06 2012, 6:58 AM

The US, through its biggest international development organization, has pledged that aid funds for Indonesia would be maintained at about the same level as in the past year, or around US$157.35 million annually.

Donald Steinberg, the deputy administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Thursday that the assistance from his organization to Indonesia would be constant despite the financial crisis gripping the US.

“International development with countries like Indonesia is good for our country as well. This is not simply about contribution,” he told a roundtable discussion with Indonesian journalists held at the residence of Kirsten Bauer in Jakarta. Bauer is the newly appointed deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Jakarta.

Funds used by USAID projects in Indonesia from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012 reached $157.35 million. “I guarantee next year will be about the same,” Steinberg said, adding that Indonesia is one of the US’ highest priorities.

By 2015, USAID aims for 30 percent of its program in Indonesia to be conducted through Indonesian institutions, as well as civil society organizations and business communities.

Also on Thursday, USAID and Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry launched the Marine Protected Area Governance Program.

US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, who was present at the launching ceremony, said the program was the US’ $6 million contribution to help Indonesia establish and effectively manage 20 million hectares of ocean and coastal resources.

“The US and Indonesia have a strong partnership in protecting our planet’s resources. Through our previous work together, we have already supported approximately 7.5 million hectares of marine and coastal areas,” Marciel said.

Steinberg said the USAID supported the government’s Blue Initiative program. “We are investing in the program to help ensure that Indonesians have a sustainable source of food, income and business opportunities for the long-term,” he said.

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said the US-supported program would be part of the government’s efforts to promote the use of fish resources. “This will improve the welfare of people living in coastal areas and at the same time, look out for the needs of future generations,” Sharif said in a press release.

USAID has been active in Indonesia since the 1960s. Its projects in Indonesia range from sustainable environment management, education, economic growth, health improvement and disaster management to the promotion of human rights, good governance and democracy.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: foreignaid
http://foreignassistance.gov/countryIntro.aspx

Over $205 Million sent to tiny Indonesia in 2011. That as much as Afganistan and more than India and Pakistan combined. Makes NO sense.

1 posted on 12/09/2012 3:41:14 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Ask Barry Soetoro


2 posted on 12/09/2012 3:44:10 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mgist

$105 million to Brazil for an aquarium.

We got money to burn. LOL


3 posted on 12/09/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vaquero

Here’s one Theory from Jan. 2012. A little dated, but now seems prophetic.

Next stop in the Soros: Themed revolution express-Indonesia

Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 by Wayne Madsen in Opinion

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2012/01/next-stop-in-the-soros-themed-revolution-express-indonesia/

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By Wayne Madsen

George Soros and his CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), and National Democratic Institute (NDI) minions — the latter two dedicated to spreading the myth of competitive American politics to the rest of the world — are using a simple story of police and judicial corruption in a small Indonesian town to craft the next themed revolution.

The target for the Sorosian democracy manipulators — who are, in essence, political alchemists who wring their hands over maps of the world in expensively-furnished suites in a myriad of non-profit organization offices in New York and Washington, DC — is the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia. The theme for the nascent Indonesian revolution, which is designed to implant political leaders who are more compliant to the wishes of the international bankers, e.g., the Rothschilds and their ilk who pull Soros’s strings, is the unlikely sandal, the cheap flip-flop that is common footwear throughout Southeast Asia.

The Soros NGO manipulators, who are carrying on a tradition of CIA and non-profit foundation interference in the affairs of Indonesia pioneered by Barack Obama’s mother Ann Dunham Soetoro in the 1960s and 70s, sezied upon an outrageous five year prison sentence levied against a 15-year boy by a corrupt judge in Palu, in central Sulawesi. The crime for which the teen was convicted was the alleged theft of a pair of worn out sandals from a police officer. Police corruption is rampant in Indonesia and police brutality is not news in Palu, Jakarta or any other Indonesian city just as it is not news in New York, Oakland, or Seattle.

All over Indonesia, as if on cue from the foreign manipulators who dream up creative cognitive dissonance and tension campaigns, people began leaving old sandals and flip flops at police stations. The uprising, if it can be called that at an early stage, is being called the “Sandal Revolution” by the Soros-manipulated media, which includes all the usual New York-, London-, and Doha-based suspects who cannot see corruption in east Jerusalem, Wall Street, or Washington, DC but have the uncanny ability to spot it hundreds of miles away in Jakarta, Damascus, Moscow, or Beijing. As in any Muslim society, the shoe or sandal is considered unclean and the message for Indonesian authorities is not different than that of the Iraqi journalist who tossed his shoes at visiting President George W. Bush.

Indonesia is still a democracy in transition, having ousted its long-time U.S.-supported dictator Suharto in 1998. Suharto and his cronies grew comfortable with their lucrative business deals with western oil and mining companies over the years, business ventures helped along by the diligent World Bank and Ford Foundation work of Obama’s mother and Indonesian step-father. However, for the geldmeisters of London, Frankfurt, and New York, Indonesia is a problem. The current government in Jakarta, headed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, stands between the Indonesian people and the barons and tycoons of Wall Street and the City of London for the wholesale exploitation of Indonesia’s vast natural resource wealth — including much-coveted oil, natural gas, gold, rare earth minerals, and precious gems.

In the past, the West tried to use the specter of “Al Qaeda,” operarting through its local Southeast Asian affiliate, Jemaah Islamiya, as leverage with the governments of the region. However, with the “official” withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the opening of a Taliban office in the U.S. protectorate and Arabic language propaganda center of Qatar, and the secret burial at sea by the U.S. Navy of someone purported to be Osama bin Laden, a new bogeyman has appeared in east Asia: the Chinese dragon.

On March 24, 2011, WMR reported on Obama’s and the CIA’s secret plans to stage a coup in Indonesia: “Reports now coming out of Jakarta strongly suggest that the Obama administration is involved in backing a generals’ revolt with the aim of toppling democratically-elected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a former general who is now considered a political reformer. Fears that a possible coup against Yudhoyono is being planned by right-wing active duty and retired Indonesian army elements are being fueled by an Al Jazeera report that a cabal of Indonesian generals have held secret meetings with leaders of Indonesia’s radical Islamist groups to help plan terrorist attacks in the country that would then be used as a pretext for an army coup against Yudhoyono. The generals would claim that the ouster of the president was necessitated by his weak leadership in the face of terrorism. In fact, the renegade generals consider Yudhoyono to be too much of a reformist. The rumors of a planned coup against Yudhoyono come amid the publication by WikiLeaks of U.S. embassy Jakarta cables that report alleged widespread corruption, personal enrichment, nepotism, and spying on political opponents by Yudhoyono’s administration.”

However, something happened between March and the present — “Al Qaeda” has been largely vanquished or co-opted (since its support was needed to topple Muammar Qaddafi in Libya and Bashar al Assad in Syria), Bin Laden and his top echelon have been killed by SEAL team members or drones, and China has now replaced the CIA-contrived Al Qaeda as danger number one to the United States. Obama is establishing five military bases in Australia, which are seen as much as a threat to Indonesia as they are to China. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made nice with the generals in Burma, the communist government of Vietnam, and the nepotistic kleptocracy in the Philippines to cement into place a military cordon sanitaire around China.

There are just a few stumbling blocks — Indonesia and Malaysia — which are keenly aware of the manipulative powers of Soros and the bankers. Both nations have seen their currencies — the rupiah and ringgit — attacked by the blood-sucking vampires of Wall Street and memories are long in Southeast Asia. In 1997, then-Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed suggested that the type of currency speculation engaged in by Soros should be banned. Soros countered, with World Bank President James Wolfensohn at his side, by saying that Mohamed was “a menace to his own country” and a “loose cannon.” Mahathir had previously stated: “It is a Jew who triggered the currency plunge.”

Years later, Mahathir recanted his earlier remarks and absolved Soros of any wrongdoing. However, many Southeast Asians surmised that Mahathir’s own legacy was at risk by being painted by the western media as an “anti-Semite,” an old and increasingly worn-out canard. Mahathir’s comments remain shared by political leaders and businessmen from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta to Hong Kong and Tokyo, those who know very well about the machinations and tactics for which Soros has been responsible that have had such a devastating effect on the economies of Asia.

President Obama has recently approved a new Pentagon anti-China military plan for Asia, one that primarily targets China and North Korea. With the U.S. shifting its focus to Asia from the Middle East and Afghanistan, look for more sandals to fly in Indonesia and the theme getting picked up across Indonesia, Malaysia, and other nations in the region. Soros has found a new theme and it is not the rose of Georgia, the lotus of Egypt, or the tulip of Kyrgyzstan, but the unclean sandal of Indonesia.

But before Obama considers throwing his weight behind the Sandal Revolution, he should keep one thing in mind. When the CIA operatives, wearing their signature blue button-down Oxford shirts, blue blazers, and khaki trousers arrived at the Indonesian Badan Intelijen Negara (BIN), the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency, to collect all the files it possessed on Barry Soetoro, aka Barack H. Obama, Jr., Barry Obama, and Soebarkah, as well as on Stanley Ann Soetoro, aka Ann Sutoro and Ann Dunham and Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo, aka Mangundikardjo, the BIN officials were happy to comply, with one big exception. The copies were happily handed over to the CIA, however, the originals were held in an extremely safe place, one only known to the former head of BIN, the current President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Any attempt to foment a sandal revolution in Indonesia will be met with a distribution of documents so embarrassing to Obama it will make the WikiLeaks caper look like a minor disclosure of an unimportant company’s Christmas card list. During an election year, such a disclosure would certainly spell the quick end of the Obama administration.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 3:50:17 PM PST by mgist
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5 posted on 12/09/2012 4:02:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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"$105 million to Brazil for an aquarium."

I was actually trying to figure out why Soros would set up his Adecoagro (AGRO) IPO in South America in 2011. AGRO is now Soros' biggest fund, and owns thousands of acres of Farmland in Brazil and Argentina? Brazil doesn't even allow foreign land purchases, and Kirshner is a land grabbing Marxist? Makes no sense either. I couldn't find USAID sent to Argentina in 2011, but I found these bizarre Indonesia $'s. There are 2011 aid numbers for Argentina ANYWHERE. Money laundering via foreign aid should be pretty easy when the Fox is watching the hen house. All I know is Obama and Soros, like peas and carrots. lol

6 posted on 12/09/2012 4:11:08 PM PST by mgist
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To: Vaquero

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of all the nations and is dear to Great Leader Obama as he lived there as a youth. It is not a greatly disadvantaged land as it has oil, minerals, manufacturing and exports palm oil and textiles to the US.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 4:14:41 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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Indonesia is not an impoverished nation, but it has the creepy feeling of a Soviet nation, where you feel like everyone is watching their backs, pretending they aren’t.

According to Forbes they have are doing well.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 4:26:12 PM PST by mgist
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"TINY" Indonesia??? You're not much for atlases, are ya? LOL

They're #15 in land area (out of 240+), #4 in population, and I'd have to imagine that they're #1 in coastline (since they have so many islands)...

Oops! They're #2. Canada has them beat, according to the World Factbook... by a LOT! Interesting.

9 posted on 12/09/2012 4:34:38 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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I do NOT agree with sending money to Indonesia.

However, I also must take issue with calling Indonesia “tiny.” It is not.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 4:41:22 PM PST by Jemian
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To: RicocheT
Indonesia also wisely invested in Mr Bill Clinton.

Several years ago, two vast reserves of extra-clean-burning coal were found. This coal would be very valuable as the globe looks to be ever-greener. Well, one of these reserves was found in Indonesia... the other, in Utah. In exchange for a few million in campaign contributions, Clinton just happened to declare some land in Utah to be "national parkland" that is off-limits to development. Coincidentally...

...but anyway, the point is, Indonesia is not poor, as others have noted above. At $1.1 Trilion, their GDP is similar to Canada's... and our $200 million is less than 0.02% of their GDP, and less than 0.3% of their $74 billion federal budget (of which almost half goes towards education and schools, supposedly).

That $200 million is bribe money, so that they will pay attention to us, since nobody fears or respects us anymore.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 4:46:21 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Jemian

I was wrong about “tiny”. Should have said, “relatively insignificant “, as compared with Afganistan, India, Pakistan, etc. i also meant to say I couldn’t find any USAID money sent to Argentina 2010, 2011?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:04 PM PST by mgist
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To: Jemian

I was wrong about “tiny”. Should have said, “relatively insignificant “, as compared with Afganistan, India, Pakistan, etc. i also meant to say I couldn’t find any USAID money sent to Argentina 2010, 2011?


13 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by mgist
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To: Jemian

I was wrong about “tiny”. Should have said, “relatively insignificant “, as compared with Afganistan, India, Pakistan, etc. i also meant to say I couldn’t find any USAID money sent to Argentina 2010, 2011?


14 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by mgist
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To: Jemian

I was wrong about “tiny”. Should have said, “relatively insignificant “, as compared with Afganistan, India, Pakistan, etc. i also meant to say I couldn’t find any USAID money sent to Argentina 2010, 2011?


15 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:28 PM PST by mgist
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To: Jemian

I was wrong about “tiny”. Should have said, “relatively insignificant “, as compared with Afganistan, India, Pakistan, etc. i also meant to say I couldn’t find any USAID money sent to Argentina 2010, 2011?


16 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:29 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

One mea culpa would have been sufficient. ;^)


17 posted on 12/09/2012 5:16:33 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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I think it’s money laundering and payback to Soros.

This was the actiual,link. http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/07/06/us-aid-indonesia-unharmed-crisis.html


18 posted on 12/09/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by mgist
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To: Teacher317

I think it’s money laundering and payback to Soros.

This was the actiual,link. http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/07/06/us-aid-indonesia-unharmed-crisis.html


19 posted on 12/09/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by mgist
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indonesia’s economic growth much better than ours. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/indonesias-economic-growth-tops-6-for-8th-quarter/554447


20 posted on 12/09/2012 5:34:29 PM PST by mgist
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There's a theory that the US buys far more than $200 million in influence when it spends $200 million in foreign aid. I don't subscribe to this theory. Government officials and private citizens in nations like Indonesia are perfectly aware that the US has accumulated a national debt on a scale without any precedent in human history. They know that the US must borrow vast sums every year just to continue government operations.

Giving Indonesia a few hundred million we had to borrow is going to generate about as much prestige and influence as some broke sugar daddy getting a $100 cash advance on his last credit card to give to his gold-digger.
21 posted on 12/09/2012 7:08:57 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: mgist

DEFUND Indonesia. DISMANTLE USAID.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 7:42:43 PM PST by PGalt
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